Why do so many people lose a lot of weight only

to put it back on again plus some?


The answer is simple, they treat weight loss as a

short term programme and forget their body is

for life


I’m using a fictional character for today but it’s

based on all my 17 years of experience of

working with woman and some men, who have

lost and regained the weight


Maria weighs 14 stone and she wants to be 10

stone, she plans out a diet and exercise regime

and gives herself a year to reach the target


Having researched the best diets or using one

that worked before she sets about shopping

for ingredients and cutting biscuits, crisps and

chocolate out, she knows she can do this, it’s

only for a year


Signing up to the local gym she gets an induction

and feels comfortable walking on the treadmill

and using the bike and cross trainer but avoids

the weights and classes as she lacks confidence


As the weight comes off, people tell her how

good she looks and that provides the motivation

she needs to get to the 10 stone


11 months in, she weighs 10 stone 4 pounds and

is ecstatic and so she should, it’s a great



However, this is where is goes wrong, a few months

later she steps on the scales and weighs 11 stone

but she’s not too bothered, she’s still 3 stone lighter

than at the beginning


She also knows she’s skipped some sessions at the

gym because she was bored and she’s ate the odd

biscuit, chocolate and packet of crisps


Fast forward a few more months and Maria is back

at 14 stone, she buries it in her mind and is back to

comfort eating to make herself feel better


It’s only when she reaches 15 stone that she faces

up to the fact she has to do something about it



Sound familiar?


So what went wrong?


Well, the diet and exercise were only sustainable

in the short term and when she reached the 10

stone, she went back to eating and living like she

did when she was 14 stone rather than eating and

living like she should be at 10 stone


Make sense?


Instead of following a diet, she could have changed

her eating habits – for life! Keep the chocolate in or

a glass of wine but know when you are eating too

much or not enough of the good foods


WeightLess is a programme that teaches you how

to do just that and it’s only £25 per month


As for exercise? If you don’t keep it varied and you

find yourself loathing the gym like some kind of

punishment, find something you enjoy instead


At the Studio I only train 6 clients at a time, my

clients have been coming to me for 8-10 years

now, so I must be doing something right for them

to enjoy it


Email me for a 2 week free trial and see for yourself


Whether you come to me or find something else,

remember that your eating and exercise habits are

for life


Not until you reach target and throw it away again




p.s. it always helps when someone cares about you

and gives you the 1:1 attention you need and that’s

what I’m here for





Carolyne is the owner of Fit Strong Females with a Studio in Glasgow City Centre and an Online Membership Site, with 18 years experience. She is also a Fitness, Success and Food Blogger, Author and Writer. You can contact her at carolyne@fitstrongfemales.com or find more information at fitstrongfemales.com 

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